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The Sew Reporter – 20th January


Have you ever had your eye caught by a RTW garment and thought ‘I could make that’! Of course you have! But have you ever then realised you’re not sure where to find just the right pattern for it? Well, to the rescue this week over on the blog is our new ‘Find My Pattern’ series! And in case you need more inspiration (can you ever have too much?), read on below for the usual dose of amazing makes, blogs, vlogs, podcasts and products…





Rumana is the epitome of fabulousness is her Trend Patterns Frill Hem Dress!

Ann of Sew Watts is onto a winter winner with her Maria Denmark Yasmin Skirt!

Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher has made an utterly gorgeous velvet Fiona Sundress (named after her!) from Closet Case Patterns!

Zoe of So, Zo, What Do You Know looks so effortlessly cool in her Republique du Chiffon Elisabeth Blouse!

Sylvia has made a sensational Sade Blouse from Named Clothing’s book, Breaking the Pattern!

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made the chic Saraste Dress, also from Breaking the Pattern!

Cherry has made the sweetest version of McCalls 7381!

Alice-May looks fabulous in her scarlet Sew Over It Camille Jumpsuit!

Danica loved the Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Tunic so much she made two in one day!

NEW: It’s us! Find My Pattern

NEW: Sew Over It: Fabric Haul: Jan 2019

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicThe Making of a Coat: Simplicity 1197 Sewing Pattern

NEW: Sew Hayley Jane: January Unboxing: New Years Resewlutions

NEW: Rosa from Sewn: My Sewing & Knitting: December and January 2018/19

NEW: English Girl At HomeFavourite 2018 Sewing Pattern Releases

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Coffee and Catch-Up: Jan 2019!

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlA Bumper Sewing Catch-Up!

Pattern Pals: Ep.11: Happy New Year and a Pyjama Adventure!

Gabby of Gabberdashery: Vlogmas Day 24: Merry Christmas Everyone!

Harriet from The Little DressmakerMy Makes August to October

Alex of Sew Happy: Halloween Craft Party!

Abi from The Crafty Pin UpKnit & Tell: Learning to knit and my first mistakes!

Jen from GingerellaReview: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

The Great British Sewing Bee is coming back to our screens!

We are so excited that this iconic sewing bee series for makers will return to our TV screens on the 12th of February. Get all the latest sewing bee news here and why not catch up on what you missed? We’ve got a full run down for all the Great British Sewing Bee episodes, sewing pattern suggestions, sewing bee contestants, GBSB book reviews and much more from previous series!

NEW: Blogtacular: Episode 45: Nik Speller



NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 190: C-side with Carolina Moore

While She Naps: #136: Megan Eckman of Studio MME

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #28: Alex of Sewrendipity

Craft-IshEpisode 48: Anne Weil, Flax & Twine

Clear The Decks: Episode 23: Season 1 recap

Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 33: Gabby and Megan have Big News! 

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON



Fabrics Galore has so many utterly fabulous knit fabrics in stock at the moment - check out these beauties for starters!

If you made a resolution that 2019 would be the year you finally tackle sewing your own jeans then make your life easier with one of the fab jeans hardware kits from Cotton Reel Studio!

Give some of your older clothes a new lease of life by dyeing them –Remnant Kings has a great selection of Dylon dyes with a seductive range of shades!

Snuggle up warm through this cold spell with these luscious coating fabrics from Cloth Spot!

Sew Hayley Jane is back on her blog, giving us a peek inside her marvellous sewing subscription boxes! Temptation lies therein…

Sew yourself a jacket with this beautiful swan print waterproof fabric from Fabric Godmother and float through wet weather as a picture of elegance!

Can we all agree that these kids animal onesies from Simplicity are too cute NOT to make?!

This neon pop fabric bundle from Cloth and Candy is just the thing to bring some bright into your life – jazz up your space with a new cushion or two!

Calling all horse-lovers - this midweight cotton from Sew Over It, with its fun pony print and gorgeously retro tones, is here for you!

Drape yourself in these exquisite crepes from Sew Me Sunshine – perfect for a swishy midi skirt, an elegant kimono or a work-brightening blouse!

Patch yourself proud with this school-prefect-style ‘Seamstress’ embroidered patch from Pink Coat Club – emblazon your me-mades!

The colours in this new Nani Iro lightweight linen from The Draper’s Daughter are truly startling in their vivid warmth and gorgeousness – bright red, pink and orange bleeding together to make a fabulous statement! What would you make with it??

Lamazi Fabrics are now stocking these absolutely stunning modal fabrics – they’re sustainably sourced and the quality is really something special!

This navy and white stripe cotton jersey from Girl Charlee UK is a real classic, ready to pass through your machine and emerge an eternally useful Breton tee…

If you’ve never used a sewing gauge before then this bamboo beauty from Beyond Measure is going to change your life – it features both metric and imperial measurements and you can choose from two different options depending on whether you’re left-handed or right!

Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions and craft fairs.

Come and join our new sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.

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